Help with freelance work!

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by l4nce0, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. l4nce0

    l4nce0 Member

    May 27, 2010
    I'm a college student in software engineering. Over the summer I took up android development. I've one basic ap, and have a good handle / can quickly find out on making basic aps.

    I've been talking to this pretty darn big website. (well small I guess compared to say amazon) they get about 50k-100k visitors from mobile phone users alone. I approached them saying hey, it would be great to make your site as an ap! They replied they though a graphing software would better... my issue. I have no idea how to go about this. I'm confident I can get the application to their par. I think it can be done in about a week or so ( once my desktop is re put together... I'm having special case parts made... many of you may be interested as I'm going to sell them too!)

    My goals, networking, portfolio, and learning.
    Nice to have, money, but as I'm a Jr in comp sci, I'm pretty focused on making my portfolio and making myself sell-able in the future. I don't want to do this, for free. I'd be taking time away from ventures that actually do pay. I also don't want to get greedy and lose out.

    The ap, no question has to be a free to download. . . maybe.. hmm . . . No more then a dollar. Out of respect for the company, all I can say is it is a product that tracks certain intakes and graphs them. Hmm, I guess you could think of alcohol, but pretend its an untapped nich market.

    I cannot do this ap solo, 1 as it's their idea and I'm moral. Second I really don't want to make this giant database. (I'd pretty much have to steal it from their site too, again morals)

    Their email>>

    Hi ----,

    Yeah I think we could tie in the ---- as well as we already have that data
    for most----. So what do you envision as far as a partnership? If we
    supply all the data and you build the app? Of course we would also be
    promoting it through our network of sites. Would you be interested in some
    type revenue share or did you see this as a free app?

    So to summarize
    I want to know, first how can a company make money off free software? (is it just advertising and ad space?)
    Second, I want payment, but I don't want to lose out because I'm greedy ( and have no idea) What is the professional standard? (credit on the ap will be forced, maybe a line like presents of behalf of

    Then you have the issue of who owns it, the source code, who can maintain it.... The database will change of time

  2. l4nce0

    l4nce0 Member

    May 27, 2010
    ... bump?
  3. SWhite

    SWhite Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Student, Developer
    Lets see...

    well there's a lot here to address and i cant think of an organized way to address it all in one post. feel free to PM me and ill help out as best as i can. i have a good deal of answers to most of your questions as im sort of in the same boat.

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